Chapter 8 Connector/NET for Windows Store

Starting with version 6.7, MySQL Connector/NET fully supports building .NET for Windows 8.x Store apps (Windows RT Store apps). Windows Store applications are based on .NET Framework, but use a very restrictive subset of that functionality. The main difference is the complete lack of the ADO.NET data subsystem.

The following differences exist between the standard library and the RT library (MySql.Data.RT.dll) in Connector/NET 6.7:

Using the Connector/NET RT library is easy. Simply create a Windows Store application using Microsoft Visual Studio and then reference the MySql.Data.RT.dll assembly in your project. The code you write should be exactly the same as for the standard Connector/NET library (including using the same MySql.Data.MySqlClient namespace), except for the differences listed in this section.